Engine wont start

Tiny
FLEETWOOD58
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  • 1998 BUICK LESABRE
  • 100,000 MILES
Car wont start from ignition all dash lights come on and remain on but will not start, tried to remote start, car runs for few seconds and shuts off. Replaced starter and replaced ignition key, but still have same problem
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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 AT 3:10 PM

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Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Is the security light on solid or flashing with the key in the run position?

Here is a guided to help us get started. It sounds like the fuel pump has gone out.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 AT 11:29 PM
Tiny
FLEETWOOD58
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Flashing
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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 AT 3:40 PM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Okay lets reset the alarm system by following this guide.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system

Please run down this guide and report back.

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 AT 3:53 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your help I will give my brother all this information tomorrow and let you know how this works out. Goodnight.
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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 AT 8:48 PM
Tiny
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Yes, contact me through this question.
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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 AT 9:12 PM
Tiny
FLEETWOOD58
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My brother looked at it using your guides and figure out the fuel pump has bad, The security reset but it still didn't run. FYI
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Friday, January 24th, 2014 AT 5:16 PM
Tiny
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Glad you could get it fixed, that kind of problem can be tough. Please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.
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Friday, January 24th, 2014 AT 9:43 PM
Tiny
KATHY OLSON
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  • 1998 BUICK LESABRE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 88,000 MILES
We replaced the starter, and now the car wont start do you have any suggestions as to what it might be.
My daughter drove it home shut it off we went out to change the oil and it wouldnt start, so than we realized the starter was bad so we replaced it now the car turns over but will not fire.
The electric fuel pump runs when turning on the ignition.
We are in need of my car, can you please help me
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Thursday, February 28th, 2019 AT 1:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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To determine what's causing it if its fuel or spark problem do below and get back with some results

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 in away from ground have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, cap and rotor /distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, ECM, Ignitor camshaft and crankshaft sensors and computer. Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it
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Thursday, February 28th, 2019 AT 1:11 PM (Merged)
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ICEMAN2329
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  • 1998 BUICK LESABRE
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 253,000 MILES
I was driving my car the other day and the light turned red for the tempature. I then started seeing smoke/steam coming from the car. I drove a little more and then it stopped. Someone stopped and helped me push it to the side. I went home and came back to the car. I put several gallons of water into the radiator and it did bring the temperature down. However when I went to start it, it wouldn't turn over and the service engine soon light lights up. Please help.
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Thursday, February 28th, 2019 AT 1:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RACEFAN966
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So when you say it won't turn over, do you mean that when you go to start it nothing happens at all or do you mean the starter turns the engine but it won't start?
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Thursday, February 28th, 2019 AT 1:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ICEMAN2329
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When I turn the key, it makes a little sound like it wants to start, but it does not fully go all the way
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Thursday, February 28th, 2019 AT 1:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RACEFAN966
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Ok if the starter is good then it sounds like you may have let it get to hot. Have you pulled the plugs to see if there is any antifreeze or water in the cylinders? My thought is that you may need to rebuild or replace the engine. Let me know about the water in the cylinders and about the starter.
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Thursday, February 28th, 2019 AT 1:11 PM (Merged)
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EILEEN1010
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  • 1998 BUICK LESABRE
  • 150,000 MILES
Buick - power windows dont work and seat will not go back but the fuses are good. What could this be? It is not the battery or fuel pump and the check engine light isnt on.
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Thursday, February 28th, 2019 AT 1:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Check the fuses and see if you are getting owr to starter. If you are hit the body while trying to start if it starts you need another starter. Try resetting your anti theft-turn key on until theft light goes out then turn off then try to start. For the windows check the three things I have pointed out first. Then the switches and motors.
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Thursday, February 28th, 2019 AT 1:11 PM (Merged)
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SKINFLINT
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  • 1998 BUICK LESABRE
Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Buick Lesabre 6 cyl 159000 miles

I have good battery connection, haven't had any problems. I killed it and it wouldn't start again. The engine wouldn't turn over at all. What could it be?
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Thursday, February 28th, 2019 AT 1:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
2CIXPT
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Disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it
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Thursday, February 28th, 2019 AT 1:11 PM (Merged)
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MOSHBIKES21
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Skin I am haven the same problem. Shut the car off one day and went back to start 10mins later nothen. I have pwr but when I turned key over I would get no response out of the car. My problem is the factory secuirty system in the car. The chip in my key (little back chip) is not reading. GM dealer ship says wires are broke or key needs to be remaped to the car. Either way prices 200-650 to have it done I am looking for a way to bypass the secuirty system as soon as I find a way I will let you know so you can try
at this time I am going to pull igntion and try to start the car without the key I will repost my findings
if anyone else has this problem and knows how to bypass the secuirty system pls leave a message my buick is 95 v6 3600 or 3800 I cant rember
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Thursday, February 28th, 2019 AT 1:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MOSHBIKES21
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Just got done ripped the stearing coloum apart to get to the ignition the one of the wires had been cut dont know how but went to the security sytem. Splyced a new wire to the security sytem and car started took about 4hrs but well worth trying myself save 500-600 in cash I would say check your wires hope you have as much luck as me
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Thursday, February 28th, 2019 AT 1:11 PM (Merged)
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MOSESA
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  • 1998 BUICK LESABRE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 150,000 MILES
I have a buick lesabre 98 it wont start at all and I got to start with starting fluid but when it would stay on and I would put it in reverse or drive it would die out
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